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What you want is Electrical Contact cleaner. Turn the unit off, take the battery off. Spray a little at a time under the keys and operate them until they are free.

Wait 24hrs before starting it back up or installing the battery. Electrical contact cleaner will remove soda, sludge, oil, grease, etc... It will NOT hard electrical parts, hence the name. But to be safe do it that way.

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If you were using a bluetooth keyboard, it may still be looking for that keyboard.

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This is how to reset SMC on most modern Mac laptops:

Shutdown your MacBook Air / MacBook Pro
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Resetting SMC is different for non-portable Macs:

Shut down your Mac
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Hopefully that will clear up your problems, if not it might be worth a visit to the Apple Store or a certified repair center.

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So now that you've concluded you need to reset your SMC (Note that the SMC is on Intel Mac's only), here's how to do it on MacBook's, MacBook Pro's, iMac's, Mac Mini's, and Mac Pro's. Notice that the reset instructions are different for MacBook and MacBook Pro's if you have an internal or detachable battery.
Reset SMC of a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Retina, or MacBook Pro's with an internal non-removable battery

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Shutdown your MacBook Air / MacBook Pro
Connect the power adapter to your Mac
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Let me know if this helps.

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